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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual/English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

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Coordinator: Jessica Dougherty


Prepares teachers to ensure that students succeed in all aspects of their schooling: academics, socialization, linguistic development, acculturation and physical and emotional health.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare teachers who understand how first and second languages are acquired and developed and who apply research-based teaching and  assessment practices that address the needs of English language learners In a variety of school settings;
  2. Prepare teachers who foster a classroom climate that is inclusive of all diversity and who understand the influence of culture on students’ learning process and academic achievement; and
  3. Prepare teachers who are knowledgeable about policies related to the education of English language learners and who collaborate with colleagues, administrators and families to meet their learners’ needs.

As the demographics of the state change and the language minority population increases, teachers need to be prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Teachers with bilingual/ESOL education credentials are in high demand and are usually first to be hired by school districts with high CLD populations.

This program prepares teachers to work effectively with CLD students in mainstream, sheltered bilingual and English Language Development (ELD) classrooms.

Core Courses

Successful completion of ED 481 , ED 482  and ED 483  strongly recommended for all other courses

Total Credits: 21


*ED 491  and ED 492  are not open to Pre-Ed majors.

For ESOL endorsement, no second language is required. For Bilingual/ESOL endorsement, verification of language proficiency is required.

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